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DirecTV and Disney Sign Long-Term Agreement; Adds WatchESPN and Longhorn Network

This is a nice present to DirecTV subscribers which includes your humble blogger. The satellite provider and the Walt Disney Company have signed a comprehensive, multi-year deal that includes ESPN and its vast family of networks. Not only does it keep ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and SEC Network on the system’s lineup, it […]

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College Football Viewing Picks for Week 13, 11/22/2014

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing assignments courtesy Eye on Sky and Air Sports Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from the People’s Republic of Cambridge, MA — ESPN, 9 a.m. Fox Sports Live: Countdown to Kickoff — Fox Sports 1, 9 a.m. SEC Nation live from Knoxville, TN — […]

The Final BCS National Championship Game Draws Well for ESPN

For the last BCS National Championship to be played, ESPN went full guns ablazin’ and was rewarded with cable’s third largest audience ever. The Alleged Worldwide Leader aired the game on four of its TV networks as well as streaming through its online platforms and as a result, the total audience on television resulted in […]

College Football Viewing Picks for 11/21 — 11/23/2013

All Times Eastern Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports Announcing Assignments courtesy of Your Eye on the Sports Sky and Air Thursday, November 21 Studio and Pregame Shows College Football Live — ESPN, 7 p.m. Fox College Thursday — Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Inside College […]

ESPN is All Over the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans

This Sunday, ESPN will air the Women’s Final Four on Sunday. It begins at 6 p.m. ET with the NCAA Women’s Final Four Special hosted by Kevin Negandhi with analysts Carolyn Peck and Kara Lawson. Then at 6:30 p.m., Dave O’Brien and Doris Burke will call the National Semifinals with Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe […]

ESPN Classic Airs All-Day Tribute To Hector "Macho" Camacho

In the wake of Hector “Macho” Camacho’s death earlier today, ESPN Classic will air his best fights all day Saturday. Camacho was shot while in his car earlier this week and slipped into a coma. He was declared brain dead on Friday. Here’s the schedule. ESPN Pays Tribute to Hector Camacho on ESPN Classic ESPN […]

ESPN’s College Football Games For Week 12 Including Announcing Assignments

Believe it or not, we’re in the home stretch of the college football season. Just a couple of more weeks before we have the conference championship games and then bowl season in December. It’s not long now. We’re not quite at the traditional blood rivalry games yet, but we’re getting close. This week, ESPN’s college […]

Lots of Tennis on ESPN Classic

Starting tonight, ESPN Classic goes US Open heavy with replays of Sunday’s women’s final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams and Monday’s men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Both matches went the distance and were deemed as “Instant Classics” by ESPN. Both matches will be seen in their entirety beginning at 5 p.m. […]

ESPN Platforms To Celebrate Title IX's 40th Anniversary on June 23

ESPN has begun its three month-long recognition of Title IX. It has already launched a dedicated microsite and begun some programming initiatives. ESPN’s networks will be all over the 40th anniversary weekend in June with documentaries, espnW features and a whole host of women’s sports. Let’s see what ESPN has planned for June 23. ESPN […]

College Football Viewing Picks For Week 12, 11/19/2011, All Times Eastern

Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports College GameDay live from Houston, TX — ESPNU, 9 a.m./ESPN, 10 a.m. noon Louisville at UConn — Big East Network Big Ten Network Channel Finder Indiana at Michigan State — Big Ten Network Iowa at Purdue — Big Ten Network Minnesota at Northwestern — Big Ten Network William & […]

ESPN Fam of Networks College Football Schedule For Week 12

We’re getting close to the end of the college football regular season. After this weekend, there’s the traditional Thanksgiving rivalry games, then the conference championship games and finally, the Army-Navy game before heading into the inexorable Bowl season in December. Anyway, Saturday Night Football on ABC will have a split national broadcast between Oklahoma and […]

ESPN Classic Is The Home of Friday Night Lights

Now that the first-run of the acclaimed Friday Night Lights is done on both DirecTV and NBC, the show is free to find a new home and it has done just that by moving to ESPN Classic. The series will be seen in its entirety on ESPN Classic and will begin airing tomorrow. A season […]

Bringing Out Some Saturday Linkage

While I’m at work on this Saturday, I’ll do some linkage for you. Marcus Vanderberg at SportsNewser notes that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson used a gay slur to berate a caller on a Sirius XM radio show last week. At The Grio, Marcus looks at the legacy of the train wreck that’s known […]

ESPN Films Has A Home On ESPN Classic

Thanks to the success of the “30 for 30″ series, ESPN Films will make ESPN Classic its home. I think this is a good move. So every weekend, 50 hours of films will be aired on ESPN Classic starting Friday night at 10 ET and lasting until Sunday at midnight. That’s a lot of films. […]